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Table 1 CSF white cell counts (WCC) and cytology results in MOG-IgG-positive EM

From: Cerebrospinal fluid findings in patients with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibodies. Part 1: Results from 163 lumbar punctures in 100 adult patients

  Units Total Attack Remission Acute MY subgroup Acute ON subgroup Acute BRAIN subgroup
CSF white cell counts
 Pleocytosis Samples 82/159 (51.6%) 72/120 (60%) 7/25 (28%) 46/54 (85.2%) 18/53 (34%) 6/10 (60%)
 WCC, all samples Cells/μl 6 (0-463; 155) 9 (0-463; 118) 2.5 (0-37; 24) 45.5 (1-463; 54) 3 (0-135; 51) 13.5 (0-68; 10)
 WCC, if elevated Cells/μl 31 (6-463; 80) 40 (6-463; 71) 21 (13-37; 7) 60.15 (6-463; 46) 9 (6-135; 17) 16.5 (12-68; 6)
 WCC, > = 100 Samples 19/157 (12.1%) 18/119 (15.1%) 0/25 (0%) 17/54 (31.5%) 1/52 (1.9%) 0/10 (0%)
 WCC, > = 100 Cells/μl 177 (108-463; 19) 181.5 (108-463; 18) n.a. (n.a.; 0) 186 (108-463; 17) 135 (135-135; 1) n.a. (n.a.; 0)
 Lymphocytes Samples 77/77 (100%) 58/58 (100%) 14/14 (100%) 30/30 (100%) 24/24 (100%) 4/4 (100%)
 Monocytes Samples 57/77 (74%) 42/58 (72.4%) 11/14 (78.6%) 20/30 (66.7%) 18/24 (75%) 4/4 (100%)
 Neutrophils Samples 33/77 (42.9%) 26/58 (44.8%) 6/14 (42.9%) 17/30 (56.7%) 6/24 (25%) 3/4 (75%)
 Eosinophils Samples 2/77 (2.6%) 2/58 (3.4%) 0/14 (0%) 1/30 (3.3%) 0/24 (0%) 1/4 (25%)
 Basophils Samples 2/77 (2.6%) 2/58 (3.4%) 0/14 (0%) 2/30 (6.7%) 0/24 (0%) 0/4 (0%)
 Plasma cells Samples 3/77 (3.9%) 2/58 (3.4%) 1/14 (7.1%) 2/30 (6.7%) 0/24 (0%) 0/4 (0%)
 Lymphoid cells Samples 12/77 (15.6%) 10/58 (17.2%) 0/14 (0%) 6/30 (20%) 4/24 (16.7%) 0/4 (0%)
 Macrophages Samples 6/77 (7.8%) 3/58 (5.2%) 2/14 (14.3%) 0/30 (0%) 2/24 (8.3%) 1/4 (25%)
 No pleocytosis Samples 77/159 (48.4%) 48/120 (40%) 18/25 (72%) 8/54 (14.8%) 35/53 (66%) 4/10 (40%)
  1. WCC in the various subgroups are reported as medians; ranges and total sample numbers are given in brackets